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Project Manager: Finance (12-Month Contract)

Finance/Admin ~ Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A dynamic Energy Company seeks a solutions-driven Project Manager to plan, control and execute a broad set of activities to deliver a range of Finance and Business projects (SAP and Applications) to agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality. You will manage the Project Change Control procedure to track and deliver approved deviations from the initial scope while providing leadership to project resources to drive the delivery of the project deliverables/changes. The ideal candidate will require a suitable IT-related Degree & hold a Project Management qualification with work experience in Project Management & Change Delivery and have proven, relevant experience of the implementation and delivery of changes to IT systems including, but not limited to ERP systems and associated technologies (Oil & Gas a plus). Please note this is a 12-Month Contract.
 
DUTIES:
Project Management –
  • Responsible for the definition, documentation and satisfactory delivery of projects.
  • Applies Project Management disciplines around all deliverables including planning, RAID Management, Resource Management, Procurement Management, Finance Management and Quality Management.
  • Manage the Project Change Control procedure to track and deliver approved deviations from the initial scope.
  • Responsible for effective Stakeholder selection and engagement for the duration of the project.
  • Manage escalations when tolerances are breached in terms of cost, time and quality requirements.
  • Provide leadership to project resources to drive the delivery of the project deliverables/changes.
  • Develop and deliver Change Management plans ensuring business adoption of proposed solutions.
  • Ensure developed solutions are transitioned into the relevant support teams.
 
Benefits Management –
  • Work with the business to undertake post-project implementation reviews to measure the benefits derived by the project changes.
 
Key Challenges –
    • Ensuring stakeholders are kept engaged and informed throughout the delivery of the project.
    • Keeping project scope changes to a minimum.
    • Drive accurate budget estimation and ensuring that actual spend is within 10% or managed via appropriate Project Management controls.
    • Delivering projects and milestones within agreed timeframes.
    • Managing resources across multiple geographies.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Educated to Degree level, likely in an Information Technology specialty or holds a professional qualification.
  • Has a Project Management qualification.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • Has achieved proficiency in Project Management and Change Delivery.
  • Has proven, relevant experience of the implementation and delivery of changes to IT systems including, but not limited to ERP systems and associated technologies (Oil & Gas a plus).
  • Proven experience of 3rd party software vendor selection and management.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the Software Development Lifecycle and how this translates to the project delivery framework.
  • Has proven leadership skills, and a good knowledge of Business Analysis.
  • Broadly skilled in Information and Communications Technology. Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life cycles.
  • Understands the corporate policy framework, management structures and reporting procedures, and can see the “big picture”.  
  • Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills.
  • Is proficient in project quality management.  
  • Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has good current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends.  
  • Can lead Business Analysts to obtain information from businesspeople in face-to-face situations, and to analyse information on users’ occupational tasks obtained by a variety of formal and informal means. Has an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.   
  • Has sound understanding of the costs of IT (project and “lifetime”) and the ability to cost operational IT services to identify cost saving or revenue generating benefits. 

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